American Conservatory Theater's Geary Theater
American Conservatory Theater is an acclaimed training institution and regional theater. The 86-year-old Geary Theater, which was purchased by A.C.T. in 1974 and placed on the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places in 1975, was severely damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989. The theater re-opened in 1996, after undergoing extensive renovation resulting in updated stagecraft, enhanced patron amenities, and complete seismic restructuring.